Available Works

Biography

Cara Lasell Bonewitz (b. 1986, USA) is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been developing an ongoing body of work centered around the harvest, representation, and manipulation of seaweed. Captivated by the tactile qualities of seaweed and the process of collecting it, Bonewitz gathers the plant from local beaches and then experiments with different chemical and physical treatments in order to preserve their malleability and luminosity. She then attempts, through the processes available to her—be they stitching, weaving, gluing, photography, or representation in graphite—to recreate the beauty she observed upon her initial discovery of the plants in their natural environment. The resulting work is a transplanted approximation of natural beauty limited by the realities of an unnatural environment. Cara lives and works in California, USA.

Education

BA, Glasgow School of Art, 2016-2018

BA, Yale, 2004-2008

Press

2020, Ojai Artist Weaves Seaweed For New Exhibit In Ventura, KCRW

2020, Current In The Shadows Exhibition, Citizens Journal

2020, Collecting As Rooting: Cara Bonewitz Studio Visit, Lum Art Zine

2018, Cara Lasell Bonewitz, GSoFA

Exhibitions

2020, Current in the Shadows, Ventura College, New Media Gallery, CA, USA (Group)
2019, Consider Looking As An Exercise in Survival, Last Friday, Ojai, CA, USA (Group)
2019, Collusion– Friends of EMS, Yucca Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center, Yucca Valley, CA, USA (Group)
2018, MFA Degree Show, The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (Group)
2018, Skip-Ad-Play, The Savoy Center, Glasgow, Scotland (Group)
2017, MFA Interim Show, The Glasgow School Of Art, Glasgow, Scotland (Group)
2017, Atelier Monday: The Mentorship Show, 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow, Scotland (Group)
2015, in Conversation: A One-Night Pop-Up Collaboration, Galerie 8031, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Group)
2015, Second Floor Studios & Arts Open Studios, London, UK (Group)
2015, The Studios of Key West Artists In Residence, Key West, Florida, USA (Group)
2015, La Napoule Art Foundation, Madelieu-la-napoule, France (Group)
2014, Under Construction, Soho20 Annual Juried Exhibition, NYC, USA (Group)
2014, Bunker, Bushwick Open Studio Group, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2013, Gowanus Open Studios, Brooklyn, NYC, USA (Group)
2011, B-Cup Café, NYC, USA (Group)
2010, Colour, But No Apologies, Broadway Suites, NYC, USA (Group)
2008, Undergraduate Senior Show, Yale University, New Haven, USA (Group)